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Username Post: Cornell        (Topic#20976)
palestra38 
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01-18-18 09:34 AM - Post#243892    
    In response to bradley

I think it unlikely after the unpleasantness that resulted from Penn poaching Miller from Brown (leaving aside the unpleasantness in Philadelphia afterwards) that any Ivy team will try to hire another Ivy coach any time in the near future.

 
JadwinGeorge 
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Cornell
01-18-18 10:44 AM - Post#243896    
    In response to bradley

I find it inspiring, but not surprising, that Henderson crossed the country to see a player WHO HAS COMMITTED. Four or five years ago my local high school had a very good player who was playing in a Christmas tournament in Wilkes-Barre. I drove there to see the game because the kid was expected to reach 1000 points in the game. The Tigers played Rider the night before and were scheduled to play Bucknell the next night. I was surprised and delighted to see Henderson in the stands that night. He did not recruit the kid but wanted to see him for himself. Two and a half hours each way in lousy weather.(Bucknell did recruit him and he was Patriot League ROY the next year. He has been injured frequently, transferred to Binghamton when Dave Paulsen went to George Mason, and is back to playing regularly now.)

Edited by JadwinGeorge on 01-18-18 10:45 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Tiger69 
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Re: Cornell
01-18-18 11:04 AM - Post#243898    
    In response to JadwinGeorge

One would assume that he dropped in on his commit while on the West Coast looking at other prospects.

 
JadwinGeorge 
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Re: Cornell
01-18-18 12:43 PM - Post#243902    
    In response to Tiger69

The staff fans out during reading period to see lots of kids. Looks like they are working on the players for 2019 now.

 
PennFan10 
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01-18-18 04:41 PM - Post#243910    
    In response to JadwinGeorge

Commitments are not binding. It’s important to see them when you can to cement the relationship.

 
bradley 
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01-20-18 09:36 AM - Post#244101    
    In response to Mike Porter

In all likelihood, there will be few IL games this year with large point spread differentials. Most of the league games may have spreads less than 5 pts like this weekend's three games. The Tigers 11 pt spread against Cornell at home may be a rarity unless one of the IL teams gets on a big roll. The Conell/Penn game took something out of the Big Red and it made life easier on Saturday for the Tigers.

The combination of Penn/Princeton on a weekend may be a challenge for other IL teams whether on the road or at home.

 
Silver Maple 
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01-20-18 10:37 AM - Post#244103    
    In response to bradley

Wow-- we're back to the P/P road trip being the toughest weekend on the other six's conference schedule. That feels kind of nice.

 
bradley 
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01-20-18 11:28 AM - Post#244105    
    In response to Silver Maple

In fairness, both Ps are probably not dominant teams like some prior years therefore the point spreads will not be crazy and the likelihood of blow outs may indeed be rare unlike last weekend. The Tigers 11 point favorite status over Cornell will probably be one of the few double digit spreads during the IL season for any game.

The overall quality of the league is down so back to back games against the Ps' will still present challenges for the other six teams.

Princeton were heavy favorites last year in a number of games but that was a function as to their abilities and depth even after losing Brase and Caruso.

 
Tiger69 
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01-20-18 12:18 PM - Post#244116    
    In response to bradley

I think that we (🐅 Fans) have run out of things to talk about for another week UNLESS there is any recruiting news.

 
SRP 
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01-20-18 01:15 PM - Post#244120    
    In response to Tiger69

Actually, I wouldn't be surprised by more blowouts, as we have a number of teams that play weak defense while Princeton is still getting better as the freshmen improve and the team settles into roles. Obviously, the issue is whether the Tigers can play a full forty minutes of good basketball as they did in the last two games.

 
bradley 
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01-21-18 10:01 AM - Post#244301    
    In response to SRP

After watching some action this weekend, I think that a more significant issue for IL teams this year is their offense. A number of teams simply cannot shoot. With a few exceptions, many players do not have great shooting mechanics. There is some brutal offensive action going on in this league.

Is it recruiting, teaching or good defense. It depends but it is not pretty basketball. Desrosiers comments that he takes 100 3 pt shots a day with one of the Assistant Coaches -- it shows.

 
SRP 
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01-21-18 02:51 PM - Post#244326    
    In response to bradley

Yeah, I guess it is a mixed bag. Harvard's offense has been freaky bad this year. I thought they'd struggle due to PG woes, but their outside shooting has melted down too. Their D has been really stiff. And Penn and Brown are both ranked higher on Pomeroy defensively than offensively. So that fits your point. But Dartmouth Yale, Cornell, Columbia all are higher ranked oftensively than defensively on Pomeroy.

 
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